FREE SPEECH -- The Appeal Democrat in Marysville reports that a Yuba City man convicted of trespassing at the Farmers Market—where he said he sought to register voters—has appealed the Sutter County Superior Court case and questions the fairness of his jail sentence.

"Did I deserve 30 days?" Edward James Jefferson, 60, asked Tuesday about the punishment for the misdemeanor he likens to jaywalking and for the conviction he contends is unconstitutional.
    He vowed to take the matter to the California Supreme Court if necessary after his appeal filed in Sutter County earlier this month.
    Law enforcement said Jefferson occupied a booth Aug. 18, 2007, at the downtown Farmers Market, then held on Center Street off Plumas Street, and refused to leave or to pay for the space.